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LOCAL NEWS. The Duchess of Westminster is staying at Lilleshall Hall. Lieut. T. Cramer Roberts, 1st V. B.C.R., has received a commission in the 4th Cheshire, and is awaiting orders to embark. We understand that it has been decided that in future the Diocesan meetings shall be held in the King's School. The will of Mr. Richard Beck, of 17, Crane. street, Chester, who recently died at the age of 100, has been proved at £1,715 5s. 5d. Colonel Wilford LLoyd, as a member of the late Queen's bodyguard, was present at the funeral service at Windsor on Saturday. 2nd-Lieut. Napier Nunn, 3rd Cheshire Regi- ment, son of the Rev. C. R. Nunn, of Norley, is under orders to join the 2nd tattalion in South Africa. The King has appointed Captain his Serene Highness Adolphus, Duke of Teck, 1st Life Guards, K.C.V.O., a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order. Colonel B. G. Davies-Cooke, A.DC., of Colomendy, had the honour of marching along- side her Majesty's coffin from Victoria to Padd- ington, and again from Windsor Station to St. George's Chapel. Capt. Prince Francis of Teck, D.S.O., 1st Royal) Dragoons, on bis return from active ervice in South Africa, has been appoinced a Staff Captain for duty with the Remount Department in Ireland. Her Highness Princess Henry of Pless, with her infant son, Count Hans Heinrich William Albert Edward Pless, has left the Brunswick HoteL Jermyn-street, for Newlands Manor, Lymington. Colonel the Earl of Albemarle, who command, ed the infantry battalion of the City of London Imperial Volunteers in South Africa, has been granted leave of absence to go to France, Italy, and Egypt. The Rector of Hawarden and Mrs. Stephen Gladstone are still in Switzerland. They have been staying at Lucerne, also at Grindelwald, whence they return to Lausanne (Grancy Villa), and then home before Lent. The Duke of Westminster witnessed the Queen's funeral procession in London on Satur- day. His Grnce is now it Saighton, where the Countess, Miss Cornwallis-West. and Lady Lettice Grosvenor are also staying. Deputations trom the German Army, consist- ing of representatives of Queen Victoria's Dragoons and the Blucher Hussars visited Windsor, on Tuesday, under the charge of Lieut.-Colonel Waters, M.V.O., military attache at Berlin. Colonel Waters had the honour of introducing the deputations to the King. Mr. Ian Malcolm, M.P., has been appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Mr. George Wyndham, Chief Secretary for Ireland, and enters on his duties at the opening of the session. Mr. Malcolm will thus occupy the same position to Mr. Wyndham as Mr. Wyndham filled when Mr. Arthur Balfour was Chief Secretary. Lady Beatrice Butler is to be married from Stafford House, which the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland are lending for the occasion. Lady Ormonde will have a reception at Stafford House after the ceremony, but only near relatives and intimate friends of the bride and bridegroom will be present. General Pole-Carew and his bride are to spend their honeymoon in Cornwall. The Lord Bishop's engagements for the month include the followingFeb. 8th, Deep Sea Mission meeting at Chester; Feb. 11th, annual meeting of Diocesan House of Mercy; Feb. 13th to 16th, in London Feb. 18th adjourned visitation of the Cathedral; Feb. 21st to 23rd, at York for Convocation; Feb. 25th, con- firmation at St. George's, Hyde ;,Feb. 26tb, S.P.G. meeting at Chester; March 2nd, Clergy Pensions Fund annual meeting; March 3rd preach in the Cathedral in the morning; March 4th, Bible Society meeting at Chester. COMFORTS FOR THE CHESHIRE VOLUNTEERS Mrs. T. J. Smith will be very glad to receive comforts (woollen garments, sleeping caps, pipes, tobacco, &c.), for the Cheshire Volunteer Detachment shortly to start for the front. Parcels may be sent either to £ The Elms, Pulford, or Drill Hall, Chester. CHESTER INFIRMARY.—At the monthly meet- ing of the Board of Management, held on Tuesday last, Colonel E. Evans-Lloyd was re-elected Chairman for the ensuing year. Colonel E. Evans-Lloyd succeeded the late Admiral Massie as Chairman of theJBoard of Management, and was first elected in 1892. The Mayor (Alderman H. T. Brown) was re-elected Deputy-Chairman. COLONBL SHERIFF)! [ROBERTS HONOURED. The Under-Secretary of State for War has sanctioned the extension of command for two years of Lieut.-Colonel J. Sheriff Roberts, commanding officer of the 2nd V.B.R.W.F. from the 26th May, 1901, under paragraph 55a Volun- teer Regulations, 1899. This concession is frequently applied for but seldom granted, and -Lieut.-Colonel Roberts is to be congratulated- upon this signal mark of appreciation of his services. l Among those who were in the Queen's funeral procession at Windsor on Saturday were the Duke of Teck, Prince Francis of Teck, Prince Alexander of Teck, and Colonel H. G. Dixon, C.B. Lieut.-Colonel Arcbdale left England in the Canada on the 18th ult. for South Africa to take up the command of the 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment. Mrs. Archdale has accompanied him as far as Capetown. BRADLEY'S sell All-fur Elastic FELT HATS, 3/9, in any shape as comfortable as a cap, reallj 4/6 goods.-Foregate-street (corner of Seller-street and 70. Brook-street. LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY.—The accounts for the half year ending 31st December last, though not yet fi4ally approved by the Board of Directors, shew a balance sufficient to admit of a dividend at the rate of 6J per cent. per annum. RAILWAY BREAKDOWN AT DENBIGH.—Wh,ile the 7.15 a.m. train was travelling down the gradient between Denbigh and Bodfari stations, on the Denbigh, Mold, and Chester line, on Tuesday, the outside rod connecting the wheels of the engine broke, causing the driver to bring the tram to a standstill. An engine was sent from Denbigh, but notwithstanding the exertions of the officials, the train was delayed for nearly an hour, and prevented the 8.15 a.m. express from Denbigh to Chester from proceed- ing on its journey at the appointed time. Otherwise the passengers suffered no inconveni- ence. CRBWE Hopsic REPOSITORY.—Messrs. Henry Manley and Sons, Ltd., announce the opening prize sales for 1901, in the Crewe Horse Repository, for Thursday and Friday next, February 14th and 15th. The catalogue includes 550 horses. Thursday's sale comprises 300 high-class harness horses, cobs and ponies, including 25 fine-matched pairs, 80 hunters, up to weight, also noted show cobs and ponies from Mr. W. Foster, Mel Valley Stud, and others. The day for contractors and team owners is Friday, when 250 heavy horses and parcel carters will be offered for sale. All the catalogued descriptions are guaranteed and ample trial is given to purchasers. THE ROYAL SHow.-At a Council meeting of the Royal Agricultural Society in London on Wednesday, at which the Hon. Cecil Parker was present, the locale of the show of 1902 was under consideration. The Committee of Selection drew the attention of the council to their recommendation adopted on the 2nd of May last, that the country meeting of 1902 should be held in some town in District G (Lancashire, Cheshire, and North Wales) provided that some suitable and adequate site were offered for the purpose. The committee had to report that, though due publicity had been given to this intention, no invitation had yet reached the society from any town in District G. It appeared to them, therefore, that the time had now arrived when the society's invitation should be thrown open to any other part of England that might be willing to receive the society in 1902. A formal resolution to this effect was moved by Mr. Crutchley, seconded by Sir Jacob Wilson, and carried. LECTURE AT THE FRBE LIBRARY.—The first of a. course of six lectures, free to the public, was given on Wednesday evening, at the Free Library, by Mr. G. C. Henderson, B.A. (Balliol College, late acting professor of history in Sydney University) on Heroes, Mediaeval and Modern." Dr. Stolterfoth presided, and there was a crowded audience. The lecturer in an interesting discourse dwelt on the life and character of Richard I., and at the end of the lecture he held a class, during which he gave further information on points which he was not able fully to deal with in the lecture. As one of the chief aims of university extension teach- ing is to guide readers to the best books, and suggest methods of systematic home study, students are invited to write weekly papers upon the subject of the course, and those students who are over fifteen years of age, and have attended not less than two-thirds weekly lectures and classes, and have written not less than two-thirds of the weekly papers, will be eligible for the examination at the end of the course. FUNERAL OF Miss A. G. DEAN.—Keen sorrow has been occasioned in a wide circle ot friends by the death of Miss Alice Gertrude Dean, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Samuel Dean, the Eastgate. Deceased had been ill for some time, and she passed away on Wednesday at the early age of 33. The funeral took place on Saturday. The first part of the service was conducted at All Saints', Hoole, the Rev. Cave- Moyles officiating. The remains were interred at the Cemetery. The chief mourners wore Mr. Lawrence Booth (brother), Mrs. Lawrence Booth, Mr. J. P. Rigby (brother-in-law), Mr. Cyril Riilby (nephew). Dr. L. T. Booth (nephew), Mr. T. Henshaw (Peel Causeway), Mr. H. Jefferson (Victoria-road), and Mr. A. U. Lockwood. Among those who met the cortege at the Cemetery were Mr. and Mrs. Brown (Ash Grove), Miss Brown, and Mr. James Dutton (Queen's Park). Beautiful floral tributes were sent by Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Booth, Mrs. Helmsley Brown, Miss Gertie Brown, Miss Lennie Prime, Miss B. and Mr. T. Clifton Hutchings, Mr. T. Henshaw, Mrs. White, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Roberts, Mr. J. P. Rigby and family, Miss Leaton (The Bars), Mr. and Mrs. Cowap, Mrs. Dean and Twemlow, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Henshaw, Mrs. J. Henshaw, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Jefferson, Mrs. Grandidge, Mr. Hallows, &c. ST. PETER'S SALE OF WORK.—The annual sale of work in connection with St.Peter's parish, Chester, was held on Wednesday afternoon in the school Hamilton-place, and was a decided suecefes in point of attendance. Mrs. B. C. Roberts performed the opening ceremony in the presence of a large gathering nf parishioners and others. The Vicar (the Rev. F. Tilcey Stonex), in introducing Mrs. Roberts, explained that the object for which the sale was held was to raise a parochial fund which was devoted for the purpose of making up deficiencies in the various funds of the parish at Easter. By means of the sale of work the parish was freed from debt at the end of each year.—On the proposition of Mr. J. R. Thomson a cordial vote thanks was passed to Mrs. Roberts for her services. The following ladies superintended the pretty and attractive stalls:—Produce stall: Mrs. Stonex, Mrst Hindhaugh, and Sister Mabel; cake stall: Mrs. Henry Dobie and Miss Dobie; evening working party: Miss Smith and Miss Gertrude Edwards afternoon working party Mrs. Shrubsole, Miss Lloyd, and Miss Edwards; fancy work: Mrs. Henry Thompson and Miss Edith Thompson; flower stall: Miss Johnson Roberts; refreshment stall: Mrs. Hodge and Miss C. Lloyd; fish pond: Mrs. Heeley and Miss E. Smith. An enjoyable entertainment was given in the evening by Miss Thompson, Miss Ruth Thomp- son, Miss Crawford, Miss Williams, Mr. Glover, and the Parish Church Choir. DROWNED IN THE CANAL AN OPEN VERDICT.—Mr. J, C. Bate (county coroner) held an inquest at Tarvin Workhouse on Friday afternoon upon the body of a labourer named Arthur Moore, a native of Hartford, who was found in the Shropshire Union Canal at Tarvin Bridge Locks over a week ago under rather mysterious circumstances. Walter Phillip Lowe, a keeper at the locks, deposed to seeing the body of deceased floating in the canal. He gave information to the police.—Joseph Bell, living at Wheelock, said he and his father worked the canal-boat Sedan. About three a.m. on Friday, the 28th of December, he arrived at rarvin Bridge, and deceased, who was engaged on the boat, went on in front to pre- pare the locks. When the boat arrived at the locks, however, Moore was nowhere to be seen. The locks had started to fill, but Moore had not quite dropped one of the paddles. Witness thought he had proceeded to one of the other locks, but Moore was not seen alive again. The canal was searched without success, and the matter was reported to the police. Moore would have to cross the bridge at the locks in order to put the paddles down. He was quite sober at the time. Witness identified the man at the mortuary as Arthur Moore.—Dr. Giffen, who examined the body, said there were several lacerated wounds on the top of Moore's head, and one of the bones of his face was fractured. These must have been caused after death. Such wounds could have been inflicted by the screw of a steamboat.-The jury returned an open verdict of Found drowned, with no evidence to shew how deceased met his death." MR. W. B. BRISBLEY'S CHAMBER CONCERT.— Mr. W. B. Brierley gave his second chamber concert of the season on Monday evening in the Newgate street Assembly Rooms. Mr. Brierley took the viola, and he was assisted by Mr. Theodore Lawson (leader), Mrs. W. B. Brierley (2nd violin), and Herr Paul Grummer ('cello). With such capable exponents, and a well-arranged programme, a rich musical treat was expected, and in this the audience were not disappointed. Unfortunately, no doubt owing to the heavy fall of snow before the commence- ment of the concert, a meagre company was present, and the array of empty chairs must have been discouraging to the promoter. The programme was divided into four parts, the first item being a trio in B flat for piano, violin, and violoncello by Widor, which was played with much feeling and expression. Handel's tuneful sonata in D, for violin and piano, was the next item, and it re- ceived a capital rendering at the hands of Mr. Theo. Lawson (violin) and Mr. Brierley (piano), who were accorded hearty applause. One of the sweetest items of the evening was Beethoven's Quartet in C minor, which was pHjed in.exquisite style And left nothing to be desired, each movement coming in for its share of applause. Thf Allegro Ma,. nion tanto • and l minuet and trio, allegretto; were the features of tlib; programme, the and sparkling allegro movement perhaps betng the most acceptable to the audience. Special men- tion should be made of the soli violoncello, in which two items, Valse Idyll" and At the spinning wheel," by F. W. Austin, a native of Birkenhead, and dedicated to the instrumentalist (Herr Grummer), were capitally rendered and well received. Mr. Austin himself accompanied with great ability and both received a flattering reception. Alto- gether the concert was of a most enjoyable I character. I TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY. I I Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All Druggists refund the money if it fails to cure, 1/1J. The genuine is stamped L.B.Q.




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